Mrs E from the North East was failed by her two dentists for a period of 18 years after they did not treat decay or provide straightforward restorative treatment to her teeth. She ended up with an assortment of problems in her mouth, as well as going through a long period of unnecessary pain and trauma.
Mrs E was a longstanding patient of Dr I and Dr T from 1995 to 2013. During that time both Dr I and Dr T failed to diagnose decay and did not provide the simple restorative treatment that was needed in four of her teeth.
The issues going on in Mrs E’s mouth went unnoticed for an extended period of time, meaning matters gradually worsened until she relocated to Germany in 2013. After experiencing a spell of excruciating toothache, she decided she needed to see another dentist in her new hometown. She said, “I visited my nearest dentist in Germany and I was shocked to hear that I had high levels of decay in my teeth. After repeatedly visiting Dr I and Dr T for nearly half my life, I thought this was something they should have picked up on and treated earlier.” It was exposed that the shocking level of decay was a result of negligence from Dr I and Dr T, as they had repeatedly failed to treat the problem.
As a result of their carelessness and neglect, Mrs E has had to endure an unnecessary root canal treatment, as well as avoidable pain and infection in her mouth. Unfortunately, the damage ended up being so severe, Mrs E lost one of her teeth and needed an additional 3 crowns. It’s also highly likely that she will lose a number of teeth in the future due to the fact the damage was left for such a long period of time.
Following the extensive suffering Mrs E went through, she approached the Dental Law Partnership with her case. Fortunately, the case was won and she was awarded a sum of £17,000 compensation for her pain and distress, as well as paying for the costly restorative treatment that will be required. Mrs E can now begin to put the ordeal behind her and move forward thanks to the Dental Law Partnership. If you feel you have been a victim of dental negligence, get in touch with one of our expert solicitors today on Freephone 0800 0853 823.